El producto .... Thanks. I can see my comments on a computer, but not a phone. My bad in blaming the Indy! Glad they are up. Obviously a setting on my phone.
any one really get it that Keith King wrote the recall election bill? Yep, our idiot in charge...big fat republican...
Indy, another question you should have asked of Laugesen: The editorial states "...nearly 25 percent of registered voters...demanded a recall."
He gets the 25 percent by two errors. First, he used the 16,000 signatures rather than the 10,137 verified signatures. Laugesen will give the same nonsense argument on that that he gave you earlier. However, he also used the number of "active voters" (about 69,000) rather than the number of "registered voters" (over 83,000). Even using the 16,000 signature number you get 19 percent of registered voters, not "nearly 25 percent." And using verified signatures from registered voters compared to the number of registered voters gives 12 percent.
Laugesen either doesn't know the difference between registered voters and active voters, or, well, he knew the number was false. Does he want to acknowledge ignorance or mendacity?
Colorado Native. It doesn't seem like the Indy is censoring you. You've left three comments.
Was there something else you wanted to say?
Actually, Heidi, when we are giving tours (I am a volunteer Docent), we do very much focus on the importance of beavers in the wild. They are a keystone species, extremely important to their environment. And yes, I agree, beavers are much more fascinating than allergies. ;)
I want to see all comments.
Interesting. My post was deleted. Who has control of the comments for The Independent? I'd say The Independent does. Hypocrites? Absolutely if they delete posts that don't agree with their article. Ill just have to post it again.
Ben - you've been asking that question for a month. I'd think it would be a simple thing to go over, or call, the folks over at a whole lotta people and ask them if your name is on there. If you were that concerned you would already have your answer. But, I'd say you are a hypocrite and fanning the flames making people question the legitimacy of the petition signatures as a whole when enough signatures have already been certified, twice. Morse has lead a party line over reach on many issues, not just gun control laws. He needs to go.
Maybe ADAMS MOUNTAIN CAFE AND THE COMMONWHEEL AND OTHER PLACES FLOODED OUT IN MANITOU WILL WANT TO MOVE HERE! Or an electric car charging station!
That would be progress!
Does anyone know where to see a list of recall petition signatures? I want to make sure my name is not fraudulently on the list.
the geezerette and loggersin are both tin foil hat wearing clueless goofs. they are always for the 1% and are always for screwing everyone else. who still reads that rag? it has become nothing more than a tabloid and mouthpiece for the tin foil hat wearers... yes the teabaggers.
We love University Village and hope this success fathers more of the same.
The new Hacienda Colorado eatery there is awesome, especially the upstairs deck with a view of the mountains. The nearby Bonefish Grill has really good seafood, especially the $5 Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer on Wednesday afternoon starting at 4PM.
Perhaps the Mayor's "City of Champions" plan belongs in the blighted area along N. Nevada Av between Fillmore and Garden of the Gods. It will make a good noise buffer for areas to the east of I-25. Leave the real downtown for mid-rise housing density. Tie the entire Nevada corridor together with a relatively affordable monorail like the proposal for the same in the Longmont-Boulder corridor. I'd run a monorail from World Arena to downtown along Sierra Madre St then along the waterway past COLO COLL, Penrose Hosp and on up to UCCS and University Village.
Nothing worse than a beaver too exhausted to gnaw on woody things.
Thank you for this intelligent breakdown of the situation. While I am still a recall supporter, I do not appreciate the misleading writings on the issue by The Gazette over the past weeks.
And the typo (hopefully) on the spelling of "notary" does not concern me so much as the fact that an editor for a citywide newspaper does not know how to pluralize compound nouns...as in "notaries public." Oy.
I assume these beavers have been in the zoo a while before the problem developed? How did they come to the zoo in the first place? I wish the zoo could focus on teaching the benefits of beavers to the general public. Wetland creation, fish and wildlife improvements, water filtration, invertebrate community improvements and riparian restoration. Beavers are more fascinating than allergies.
Worth A Dam
RMStupid...I don't even know where to begin, so I will just agree with siggie.
The world is no longer work for one company all your life and get a pension, unless you are sucking at the public slop bucket.
The 401 program makes the accumulation of money for the retirement a portable asset. It absolutely was an alternative pension option.
401k's were never intended to be replacement plans for company retirements. They were invented to be tax shelters for company CEO's and executives to avoid paying income tax on there performance bonuses. Once the investment bankers and brokers saw how much money they could make on 401k investments from the unsuspecting masses they convinced companies it would be good to trickle this tactic down to their employees. Now we find ourselves in this current post recession nightmare where these investments lost money for everyone except the bankers.
Lives Locally: The idea that privatizing results in a more efficient use of tax dollars is inherently flawed. The whole Third World stands out there as an example.
The biggest struggle we face is that we are at the end of a 70-year period of expansion, largely because of the military-industrial complex, and very few of us have ever lived in a contracting society. It feels scarey and so we are looking for scapegoats. Consistent jumping on hourly employees, public or private, smacks of elitism.
We also passed a milestone by electing a black president. Unfortunately, a lot of people are still scared by that move forward. We have a large aging population that is too busy looking at the one-way door and can't see that the future must lie in our children. It's a lot to handle and we have taken to beating up on one another.
Cities can raise taxes. Colorado Springs annual city property taxes are very low -- about $35/100,000 of residential property assessment, which works out to about 10 cents a day. They were kept artificially low by a combination of sales tax and developer fees. When soldiers no longer were stationed here for most of their careers, instead going back and forth on deployments, and the housing bubble burst, so did the sales tax bubble. We need to fix that dependence so we are not so vulnerable.
Government is no more nor less flawed than the private sector. Both depend on managers and inevitably it is managers who make the decisions that get us into trouble. We are still a remarkable country but we need to stop picking nits over things like pension plans and look to the future. A hint: the future does not lie in museums that glorify an insubstantial section of the past. It lies in education, not the funding of it but in the learning.
Electric rates or cost per KWH have nothing to due with geographic area or weather...you are totally confused. The true cost of your power...or the rate is the cost paid per kilo-watt hour (KWH). Compare CSU's rate charges to other area utilities and quit trying to spread misinformation. Your comments are ridiculous.
And nobody can "give" us free water or even cheaper water...there is no local water and it is not cheap to pump water over the continental divide...nobody is going to do that cheaper.
Careful what you wish for....ask Pueblo what their electric rate charge is.
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